Chief of the Serbian General Staff

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Coat of Arms of the Chief of the General Staff of Serbia

The Chief of the General Staff (Serbian: Начелник Генералштаба / Načelnik Generalštaba) is the chief of the General Staff and Serbian Armed Forces. The chief of staff is appointed by the President of Serbia, who is the commander-in-chief. The position dates back to the Principality of Serbia. The current Chief of the General Staff is General Ljubiša Diković.

Chiefs of the General Staff (1876-1918)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 František Zach Frantisek-Zach.jpg 1807–1892 General 1876 1877
Jovan Dragašević No image.png 1836–1915 General Staff Colonel 1877 1878 Acting Chief of the General Staff
Kosta Protić KostaProtić--dasknigreichse03kaniuoft.jpg 1831–1892 General 1878 1879 Acting Chief of the General Staff
2 Milojko Lešjanin Lješanin.jpg 1830–1896 General 1879 1880
Jovan Anđelković No image.png 1840–1885 General 1880 1882 Acting Chief of the General Staff
3 Milojko Lešjanin Lješanin.jpg 1830–1896 General 1882 1885
(3) Milojko Lešjanin Lješanin.jpg 1830–1896 General 1886 1888
4 Jovan Mišković No image.png 1844–1908 General 1888 1890
5 Radomir Putnik Radomir Putnik.jpg 1847–1917 General Staff Colonel 1890 1892
(4) Jovan Mišković No image.png 1844–1908 General 1893 1896
Jovan Atanacković Jovan Atanackovic.jpg 1848–1921 General 1897 1898 Acting Chief of the General Staff
6 Dimitrije Cincar-Marković General Dimitrije Cincar Marković.jpg 1849–1903 General 1901 1902
Svetozar Nešić No image.png 1851–1927 General Staff Colonel 1902 1903 Acting Chief of the General Staff
(5) Radomir Putnik Radomir Putnik.jpg 1847–1917 General 1903 1905
7 Aleksandar Mašin AlejandroMasin.jpg 1857–1910 General Staff Colonel 1905 1906
Petar Bojović VojvodaPetarBojovic.jpg 1858–1945 General Staff Colonel 1906 1908 Acting Chief of the General Staff
(5) Radomir Putnik Radomir Putnik.jpg 1847–1917 General / Duke
(Field Marshal)
1908 1915 Promoted to Duke on October 20, 1912
8 Petar Bojović VojvodaPetarBojovic.jpg 1858–1945 General 1915 1918 Acting Chief of the General Staff until 1916
9 Živojin Mišić Vojvoda Zivojin Misic.jpg 1855–1921 Duke
(Field Marshal)
1918 1918 Continue as Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslavia

For period from 1918 to 2006, see Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslavia.

Chiefs of the General Staff (2006-Present)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Zdravko Ponoš No image.png 1962– Lt. General June 4, 2006 December 30, 2008 Dismissed by President Boris Tadić over dispute with Minister of Defence, Dragan Šutanovac
2 Miloje Miletić MilojeMiletic.jpg 1953– General December 30, 2008 December 12, 2011 Acting Chief of the General Staff until February 15, 2009
3 Ljubiša Diković Ljubiša Dikovič 2012.jpg 1960– General December 12, 2011 Present

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

  • Chief of the General Staff: 1876-2000, Ivetić Velimir, Belgrade 2000.